A Japanese delegation visiting the island has pledged to provided continued support for the development of the East.
The Japanese team visited Trincomalee yesterday. The group which also includes President of the Japan Sri Lanka Friendship Association and former Defence Minister Hirano Hiroshomi inspected the Mineral Sands Corporation in Pulmoddai. They highly appreciated the development that was taking place in the East. The Japanese delegation emphasized that they would continue to extend assistance for the development work. Japan is one of the main buyers of products of the Mineral Sands Corporation. Japan has also assured its support to the Corporation.